Meet Your Board Members for 2019-2020

President

Katie Topham, katie.topham@bluemountainpto.com

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! This is my 5th year volunteering at BMES and my 1st year as PTO president. I’m excited to serve our school and get to know more families in our community. I’m even more excited to have all 3 of my kids enrolled at BMES this year! (3rd grade, 1st grade, and preschool)
I grew up in the red rock desert in St. George, Utah. After earning a BFA in Industrial Design, I worked as a product designer and IT project manager. I started a new role as a stay at home mom when we moved to Longmont, but I still take on the occasional photography or graphic design gig to help scratch my creative itch. I love food, travel, art, LEGO, music, hiking, sports, reading, and spending time with my family exploring Colorado.

Treasurer 

A.K. Butterworth, ak.butterworth@bluemountainpto.com

Hello BMES families! I am so excited to serve on the board for my 3rd year and look forward to meeting many of you at our events through the year. I have boys in 4th grade and 1st grade at BMES this year. Although I am a stay-at-home mom now, I have worked in the consulting and startup worlds for many years and graduated from the University of Richmond in 1999. Since college I’ve lived in San Diego, Birmingham, Boulder, Sacramento, and now Longmont (hopefully for good). I am passionate about making our school a great place to learn and work and I rely on our partnership with parents and teachers to make that happen.


Vice President of Communications
 

Emma Graham, emma.graham@bluemountainpto.com

    This is my third year as VP of Communications for BMES PTO.  I grew up in Oklahoma City and attended the University of Oklahoma, graduating with a degree in Fine Arts Media.  After college, I moved to attend the University of Arizona in Tucson to earn an MA in Art and Visual Culture Education. My family and I have been in Colorado since 2015. As VP of Communications for BMES PTO, my primary responsibilities include managing the PTO website, newsletter, and social media.  In addition to volunteering with BMES PTO, I am currently a Kindergarten Paraprofessional at Blue Mountain. In my ever-shrinking free time, I enjoy sewing, aerial arts, roller derby, reading, and spending time with my family.

Vice President of Fundraising

Currently Vacant, email board@bluemountainpto.com to learn more

Duties:  Oversee all fundraising activities, work closely with committee chairs for events that are primarily fundraising in nature, reach out to businesses in the greater Longmont community to secure donations for BMES PTO programs and events, and explore new opportunities to increase BMES PTO income. The Vice President of Fundraising shall serve as the leader of the Fundraising Committee, which will be comprised of committee chairs for all events or fundraising functions, including, but not limited to Turkey Trot, Boxtops, Milk Tops, Spirit Nights, Book Fair, and grocery shopping cards.

Secretary 

Olga Kush, olga.kush@bluemountainpto.com 

I’m honored to be serving on the PTO Board again this year. I was born in Colombia, but raised in Chicago- Go Bears! I attended Northwestern University- where I met my husband. We have one daughter in 3rd Grade at BMES. Before venturing into parenthood, I wore many hats from Barista to Project Manager.  I was fortunate enough to host a radio show for my college station, WNUR!
These days, I can be be found working at Blue Mountain as a paraprofessional, volunteering, or trying to catch up on my latest knitting, crochet, or weaving projects. I hope to meet many of you at our PTO meetings throughout the year.

Please feel free to contact any of us individually at the above emails or contact us at board@bluemountainpto.com.